Apparently the good ship USS Intel is discovering that its much-vaunted commitment to diversity in tech is not helping it compete in a global marketplace, as it abandons the 5G modem business to Qualcomm. An engineer explains in an email:
Intel is throwing out many years of engineering. Again! 10 nm is not working for them. And this latest shrink is on them to develop. Too bad they hire so many Indians who are unqualified to do this kind of work. AMD is doing much better and shipping chips in a timely manner. AMD owns the server market hopefully they can take over the desktop and laptop markets too. Much better engineering departments at AMD. The laptop market is being driven by other chip makers working on a variety of new designs. Intel can no longer innovate gadgets which people are using. Apple is also feeling the engineering gap.Diversity = commitment to shorter and shorter time preferences. This is an intrinsically dyscivilizational development and will eventually lead, not only to technological stagnation, but technological regression.
All those H1B visa folks are cheap workers but unproductive and mostly untrained. If a company could break themselves of the H1B habit they could hire American engineering students who have been trained. I don't think companies understand their bottom line is highly effected by the quality of the product they produce. It is not dependent on cheap labor but on skilled labor. Luckily AMD understands this. They will prevail.